CRYSTAL CITY, Texas – UPDATE 8/14 @ 8:15 p.m.: The AMBER Alert for five children who officials say were abducted by their parents on the same day that Child Protective Services was supposed to take them has been canceled, officials say.
The children were reportedly found in Jamestown, North Dakota, according to the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials did not release any other details related to the case.
Five children ranging in age from 11 months to 10-years-old were abducted by their parents the same day Child Protection Services was to take custody from them, officials with the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office said.
An AMBER Alert was issued Friday for Jayden Lopez, 11-months; Jordan Lopez, 4; Ruben Lopez Jr., 7; Jolyne Lopez, 9; and Justine Lopez, 10.
Their biological parents, Ruben Lopez, 29, and Roxanne Fuentes, 31, with the help of an aunt who was visiting from St. Paul, Minnesota, went to a relative’s house in Crystal City on Monday and took the children, sheriff’s officials said. The relative is believed to have been involved in the abduction as well, officials said.
They are believed to be headed to St. Paul, where the aunt lives, sheriff’s officials said.
CPS officials were going to take custody of the children because of the parent’s involvement with drugs, sheriff’s officials said.
The alert was not issued until Friday because a relative got a hold of the parents, who assured them that they would be returning. They never did, officials said.
The children, parents and aunt are traveling in a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Texas license plate MKV2702.
If you have any information regarding the abduction, call the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office at 830-374-3615.